Baby with 2 faces born in north India

baby with two facesA baby with two faces was born in India yesterday. Her mother had a normal delivery and the baby is doing well. She’s being considered by the villagers as a reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga. The baby was named Lali. Her father is a 23-year old farm worker and mother a housewife.

Lali has a rare condition called Craniofacial Duplication, where a single head has two faces. She has duplicates of every facial organ except ears.

According to the Associated Press,

“She drinks milk from her two mouths and opens and shuts all the four eyes at one time,” Ali said.

Rural India is deeply superstitious and the little girl is being hailed as a return of the Hindu goddess of valor, Durga, a fiery deity traditionally depicted with three eyes and many arms.

Up to 100 people have been visiting Lali at her home every day to touch her feet out of respect, offer money and receive blessings, Singh told The Associated Press. “Lali is God’s gift to us,” said Jaipal Singh, a member of the local village council. “She has brought fame to our village.”

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